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Mike Nixon (November 21, 1911) is a former American football player, coach and scout who spent close to a half-century connected to the game. His most prominent positions have been as head coach of the National Football League's Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot None Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames None Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song None Mascot None Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ...


The son of a coal miner, Nixon grew up in Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he played three seasons under the legendary Jock Sutherland, including action in the 1933 Rose Bowl. At Pitt, he won All-America recognition as a running back, while also working summers in the same coal mines as his father. He then advanced to the NFL, but played just one season with the Steelers in 1935 before entering the coaching fraternity at his alma mater the next year. Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Dr. John B. Jock Sutherland Born on March 11, 1889, at Coupar Angus, Scotland. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


During this same period, he also played third base in minor league baseball's Southern Association, while seeking other coaching opportunities. When Sutherland resigned on March 6, 1939, Nixon stayed on for a year before joining Bill Kern's staff at West Virginia University. It was shortly after this period that Nixon changed his name from its original "Nicksick," basing the decision on a discussion with Sutherland, who said it would help him with respect to coaching positions in the South. The Southern Association was a higher-level minor league in American organized baseball from 1902 through 1961. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... West Virginia University WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ...


Nixon departed after two seasons to return to the professional level as an assistant with the NFL's Brooklyn Dodgers (football). With player shortages beginning that year due to World War II, Nixon briefly resumed his playing career by signing a contract with the team on November 19, 1942. Nixon himself eventually left to serve as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy for three years, but returned in 1946 as a Steelers assistant under his former coach Sutherland. The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American Football team which was a member of the NFL from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ... Combatants Allies: • Poland •UK & Commonwealth • France/Free France • Soviet Union • United States • China . ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


He stayed in that role for the next six seasons, but left on June 3, 1952 to join Joe Kuharich, who had been named head coach with the Chicago Cardinals. Kuharich's tenure with the team was brief, but when he was named as head coach of the Redskins after the 1953 NFL season, Nixon followed him to the nation's capital. June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager John Idzik Fight song None Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and... The 1953 NFL season was the 34th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Kuharich's five-year tenure in Washington was only slightly better than his Cardinals stint, with the mentor leaving for the head coaching position at the University of Notre Dame following the conclusion of the 1958 NFL season. On December 22 of that year, Nixon earned his first head coaching position when he was promoted by Redskins' owner George Preston Marshall. The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The 1958 NFL season was the 39th regular season of the National Football League. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... George Preston Marshall (1896 – 1969) was the long-time owner and president of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). ...


The next two years would be miserable for Nixon, who watched his team compile a record of 4-18-2, predictably resulting in his dismissal after the 1960 NFL season had ended. After seeking another head coaching job, Nixon settled for an assistant's role on February 11, 1961 back with the Steelers under Buddy Parker. After a 6-8 campaign in his first year, the team improved to a 9-5 record the following year, and was one game away from winning the Eastern Conference title in 1963. However, by the time the next season started, age and injuries had caught up with the Steelers. Two weeks before the start of the 1965 NFL season, Parker abruptly quit. Nixon was promoted to head coach the next day, but endured (up to that time) the franchise's worst season with a 2-12 mark. The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Raymond Buddy Parker (died March 22, 1982) is a former football player and coach in the National Football League who served as head coach for three teams: the Chicago Cardinals, the Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Nixon was fired after the season ended, but found work a few months later, again with Kuharich, now the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Following a 9-5 season in 1966, the team won three less games the following year, then bottomed out with a 2-12 mark in 1968. Once again, Nixon was looking for work after Kuharich was dismissed after the arrival of new owner Leonard Tose. City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Leonard Hyman Tose (March 6, 1915 to April 15, 2003) Born in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, made a fortune in the trucking industry and was owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. ...


On July 1, 1969, Nixon was signed as a scout for the Cleveland Browns, spending his first season looking only at teams in the American Football League. The strategy was for Nixon to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of the teams that would be facing the Browns after they changed leagues because the NFL-AFL merger. In subsequent years, Nixon would focus on college scouting, becoming the team's director of college scouting on February 20, 1974. He would keep that role until his retirement in the early 1980s. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames None Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Fight song None Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ...

Preceded by:
Joe Kuharich
Washington Redskins Head Coaches
19591960
Succeeded by:
Bill McPeak
Preceded by:
Buddy Parker
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coaches
1965
Succeeded by:
Bill Austin

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Mike Nixon was arrested and jailed in Weatherford, Texas Friday.
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Mike Nixon - Japan (1131 words)
Mike Nixon (November 21, 1911 – September 22, 2000) is a former American football player, coach and scout who spent close to a half-century connected to the game.
Nixon himself eventually left to serve as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy for three years, but returned in 1946 as a Steelers assistant under his former coach Sutherland.
Nixon was promoted to head coach the next day, but endured (up to that time) the franchise's worst season with a 2-12 mark.
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